Djimon Hounsou is set to join the cast of Universal’s “Fast & Furious 7.”
The cast already includes Ronda Rousey, Kurt Russell and Jason Statham.
Most of the franchise’s top talent are returning for “Fast & Furious 7,? including Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, producer Neal H. Moritz and writer Chris Morgan, with James Wan directing.
Moritz and Diesel return as producers.
No plot details have been unveiled yet, except that the film will return to Los Angeles after the previous six films were set in other locations. Co-president of production Jeff Kirschenbaum and creative executive Jay Polidoro will oversee the project.
This May’s “Fast & Furious 6? was the highest-grossing pic in the series, with $788 million worldwide.
Lucas Black, the sole remaining star from the original trilogy of Fast and Furious movies yet to grace the world with a return appearance in the revived powerhouse franchise, is preparing to right that wrong.
Deadline reports that Black will reprise his role from the third film, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, in Fast & Furious 7. Fans of the series, of course, know why it makes sense for Black's character Sean Boswell to return now. And indeed, it sounds like he's signed a deal that will allow for his character to become a regular in the series. "He will be part of at least the next three installments," the site reports.